Will Al Franken Ask Obama To Stay Away?
According to a report in the Washington Post, President Obama has offered to avoid states where his presence would hurt vulnerable Senate Democrats.
The news came the same week that Congressional Quarterly announced that Sen. Al Franken votes with President Obama 100% of the time, and www.govtrack.us shows that he had the fewest bipartisan bills of any U.S. Senator. Republican Party of Minnesota chairman Keith Downey released thefollowing statement asking if Sen. Franken will have President Obama campaign for him in 2014.
“Between voting for a healthcare law that is canceling insurance coverage and costing us jobs, Al Franken has a lot to answer for,” said Chairman Downey. “As President Obama’s number one cheerleader, Al Franken won’t be able to run from his record of putting his party first.”
Strib: “At Least 140,000 Minnesotans Will Lose Current Health Policies” Because Of Obamacare. “At least 140,000 Minnesotans who buy health insurance on their own are being notified that their plans will no longer be available under the new federal health care law, adding to the national furor over canceled policies that has overtaken the health care debate.”
(Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune, Oct. 31, 2013)
“More than 2 million Americans who would otherwise rely on a job for health insurance will quit working, reduce their hours or stop looking for employment because of new health benefits available under the Affordable Care Act, congressional budget analysts said Tuesday.”
(Source: Washington Post, Feb. 4, 2014)
President Offers To Stay Away From States With Competitive Senate Races. “President Obama, struggling with low approval ratings after a dispiriting year of setbacks, conceded in private remarks Wednesday that some fellow Democrats might not want his help in this fall’s elections. … ‘He said he knew he is not popular in some of the states so he would not be offended if he were not invited to visit them this year,’ said one senator who requested anonymity to discuss the private meeting. ‘But he said he could be helpful in some parts of some states.’”
(Source: Washington Post, Feb. 6, 2014)
In 2013, Al Franken Voted With President Obama 100 Percent Of The Time. (CQ Voting Studies - Sen. Al Franken, CQ Roll Call, Updated February 2014)
From a failed clown, radio DJ and worthless Senator…
Al Franken has said and done a number of incenidary things in his career. Among them, Franken famously authored the book: ”Rush Limbaugh Is A Big Fat Idiot.”
Al Franken must have been looking in the mirror.
Franken’s idiocy has brought real harm to the American people. He was the deciding vote for the radical ObamaCare healthcare scheme. He even helped write part of the law.
Franken wrote to the IRS and asked them to investigate and harass conservative organizations.
Franken voted for higher taxes, higher deficits, Obama’s stimulus and he not only supported military intervention in Syria, he urged Barack Obama to go forward without seeking congressional authorization.
Here’s the good news: New polls show Franken is in serious trouble and might lose his re-election bid.
- Citizens Against Government Waste. Franken received 0% rating.
- National Association of Manufacturers: Franken received 0% rating.
- Campaign for Working Families: Franken received 0% rating.
- Concerned Women for America: Franken received 0% rating.
- American Library Association: Franken received 0% rating.
- Sportsmen and Animal Owner’s Voting Alliance: Franken received 0% rating.
- American Conservative Union: Franken received 0% rating
And once they ban guns…
How will they stop this?
Because Buck Ofama sure is sticking it to everyone else!!
Laugh, shake you head..
This is just….moronic..
What a bunch of drivel!
If the GOP had done this, the DemocRATS and their Propaganda Ministry would be screaming and squealing hysterically..
One party rule is what they want…
Majority rules…So lets shut those whom disagree up! So much for LIEberal tolerance!!
And of course Minnesota’s two illustrious DemocRATS Franken and Klobuchar, Reid and Obama lapdogs think it is just wonderful!!
Of course they are. What else would they do? Reid and Buck Ofama would give them a good talking to if they did…
Hey Franken why don’t we just dump this unConstitutional pile of crap called Obamacare?
Fix a website and that will make it all better?
Government should NOT be involved in administering Healthcare..Damn Communists!
Democratic Senator Admits:
“We All Knew” Obama’s Promise Wasn’t True
And Al Franken said…nothing.
Despite the blatantly political effort by Democrat Al Franken to save his job by keeping his head down, it’s become abundantly clear that he knew full well that some Americans would lose health care plans that they liked, as Democrats repeatedly made dishonest promises otherwise. Read More
When asked whether President Obama mislead Democrats, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) disclosed: ”He should have just been more specific
…No, we all knew.“
The Democratic Senator from New York is a close colleague of Al Franken and admitted a truth that Franken so far has repeatedly refused to acknowledge: The fact that millions of people are losing health insurance that they like, forcing them into the ObamaCare exchanges, is an intended consequence of the law.
Senate Democrats Voted Unanimously To Support The ObamaCare Rule That’s Responsible For The Cancellation Of People’s Health Insurance. “In September 2010, Senate Republicans brought a resolution to the floor to block implementation of the grandfather rule, warning that it would result in canceled policies and violate President Barack Obama’s promise that people could keep their insurance if they liked it….On a party line vote, Democrats killed the resolution, which could come back to haunt vulnerable Democrats up for re-election this year….The rule set up the criteria for what insurance plans would be grandfathered, or exempted, from the new Obamacare requirements.” (CNN, Senate Democrats supported rule that led to insurance cancellations, 10/31/2013)
Three years ago, Franken joined Senate Democrats to unanimously support the very ObamaCare rule that’s responsible for the health insurance cancellations that have caused so much consternation over the last month. Even though at least 140,000 Minnesotans are losing their health insurance, Al Franken is doing his best to hide the fact that he is directly to blame for the disaster.
November 14, 2013
Thank you for contacting me about the debt ceiling. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.
As you may know, the debt ceiling limits the amount that the Department of the Treasury can borrow to meet the federal government’s financial obligations. Raising the debt ceiling does not authorize new spending. It simply allows the Treasury to pay obligations that have already been enacted into law. Even if the level of government debt is relatively stable, Congress routinely has to increase the debt ceiling due to inflation and the growing size of the economy.
If Congress were to fail to increase the debt ceiling, the United States would no longer be able to finance its obligations. This would be disastrous for Minnesotans expecting to receive Social Security and Medicare benefits, military salaries, tax refunds, and a broad range of other payments. Failure by the federal government to pay its bills would also disrupt financial markets and potentially trigger another economic crisis. In addition, even a short-term default would cause future interest rates for U.S. government debt to rise, making deficit reduction more difficult, and it would cause higher interest rates on mortgages and a wide range of other loans that Americans use every day.
I am committed to maintaining the full faith and credit of the United States. On January 31, 2013, I voted for H.R. 325, a bill to temporarily suspend the debt ceiling and enable the government to continue paying its bills until some time later this year, when the issue will have to be addressed again. H.R. 325 also contains a “No Budget, No Pay” provision. Under this provision, if a house of Congress had not passed a budget resolution for Fiscal Year 2014 by April 15, 2013, members of that house would not have received their pay until a budget resolution was passed. President Obama signed the bill into law on February 4, 2013.
On March 23, 2013, the Senate passed a budget, which I supported. It calls for more than $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next ten years through a balanced approach that includes responsible spending cuts and increased revenue. Congress has already passed $2.4 trillion of this deficit reduction into law. Please be assured that I will keep your thoughts in mind as I continue to work on reducing annual budget deficits and placing us on a sustainable fiscal path.
Thank you again for contacting me, and please don’t hesitate to do so in the future regarding this or any other matter of concern to you.
United States Senator